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Fernandes widely captained as United’s Triple Gameweek gets underway at Villa Park

Manchester United get their Triple Gameweek 35 underway at Villa Park this afternoon.

Kick-off in the Red Devils’ clash with Aston Villa is at 14:05 BST.

There is unsurprisingly plenty of interest in players from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in Fantasy Premier League, chiefly Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m).

The Portuguese schemer is the only Premier League player among the top 10,000 Fantasy managers with a double-digit ‘effective’ ownership (EO), which differs from conventional ownership in that it takes into account things like captaincies and benchings.

Luke Shaw (£5.5m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.2m) are the next most-owned United assets within the top 10k:


Looking at the overall captaincy figures, Fernandes has been handed the armband by more than twice as many FPL managers as any other player in Gameweek 35:


NameTeamTotal
FernandesMUN2243915
KaneTOT987101
SalahLIV802301
SonTOT413355
VardyLEI368438
De BruyneMCI256151
Calvert-LewinEVE241302
IheanachoLEI219436
WernerCHE181946
AubameyangARS177572

There were few surprises when the teamsheets were released, with Solskjaer making four changes from United’s Europa League semi-final against Roma in midweek.

It’s the same starting XI that would have taken to the field in the postponed clash with Liverpool last week, with Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) only among the substitutes.

Aston Villa are unchanged from their 2-1 win at Everton.

Jack Grealish (£7.5m) is still missing through injury but is back in first-team training and could be in line for a return for Thursday’s rematch with the Toffees.


LINE-UPS

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins. 

Subs: Heaton, Wesley, Nakamba, Elmohamady, Hause, Davis, Ramsey, Philogene-Bidace, Chukwuemeka.

Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford. 

Subs: de Gea, Bailly, Cavani, Mata, Telles, Matic, Williams, van de Beek, Tuanzebe.


PREVIOUSLY IN TRIPLE GAMEWEEK 35…

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Brighton and Hove Albion have often been their own worst enemies this season, failing to translate promising underlying and attacking numbers into meaningful results.

And they imploded in spectacular fashion on Sunday, contriving to lose a match that they had been winning comfortably and seeing two key players sent off.

Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay will both be suspended for Gameweeks 36 and 37 as a result of their dismissals: Maupay’s sending off for dissent carries an automatic two-match ban, while Dunk’s red card – for a denial of a goalscoring opportunity, on this occasion – was his second of the season and he will also be unavailable until Gameweek 38.

Dunk had earlier opened the scoring with his fifth goal of 2020/21, a tally that only Stuart Dallas can better among FPL defenders.

Wolves may have triumphed but this was another unconvincing audition for their Fantasy assets, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side second-best before Dunk’s red card and little better thereafter.

Santo looks to be rotating in the season run-in, too, with Adama Traore only named among the substitutes before coming off the bench to draw the hosts level.

Morgan Gibbs-White rounded off the comeback in the final stages, having squandered a glorious chance minutes earlier.

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  1. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Watkins back for Palace?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes

  2. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I hate this stupid game

  3. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Watkins just out for the EVE game?

    1. The Train Driver
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes, not sure why people are worried for the next gw...

  4. OPTA FPL
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    At least Walkins will play gw36, Dunk wont

    1. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      very true. whilst Dunk hasn't got me any negative points this week like watkins - next week he will if I choose to transfer out and field 11. Looking at an Everton Defender, likely Coleman so hopefully worth the hit.

  5. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Karma for Watkins dodgy assist

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      #bitter

  6. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Striker gets booked for going down, yet goalie sticks a leg out and doesn't get any of the ball....

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Did he get the striker?

      1. Horace Pike
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yeah, but ollie was basically falling anyway and it wasn't enough to trip him at all more of a bump on the side

      2. Differentiator
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        brushed his knee

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Toothbrush?

          1. Differentiator
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            normally enough for these PL refs

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Bruno would have more FPL points if that was true.

  7. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    unbelievably Watkins had only had two yellow cards this season prior to that red. shock

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I brought him in after 5 straight returns. This was to be expected.

      1. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I did that earlier in the season and he blanked for ages. Wasn't going to jump back on this time around! luckily had funds for DCL instead.

  8. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    C'mon United grab another one just for the Emi owners.

  9. Differentiator
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    IF POgba does what Watkins just did, he gets the penalty.

    Chris Kavanagh in United's pocket

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      ok

    2. boc610
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      haha thats b**0x mate

  10. Kabayan
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Picked Watkins, Rashford and Castagne ahead of DCL, Digne and Greenwood on FH.

    Oh well...

    1. beric
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Still time for 2 of your guys at least

    2. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      why

      1. Kabayan
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Gut feeling, against the crowd.
        At least, i don't blame anyone on here 😉

  11. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    No greenwood, Bruno non captain

    But everything made up with Trollkins Red card!

    Justice for all those Jammy assist points oh yes it is!

    1. Horace Pike
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You're consistent, I'll give you that

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Sourgrape

  12. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone care to take a guess at the United 11 for Leicester?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hopefully their U-14 XI (girls)

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        😆

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I guess Bruno and Greenwood start

    3. Horace Pike
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Henderson
      Awb bailly lindelof telles
      Matic fred
      James Bruno VDB
      Cavani

      1. Horace Pike
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Greenwood becoming so important idk if he'll play all 3 and Leicester is the one to miss but at least he got subbed early today

      2. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        likely greenwood in for bruno i fear

      3. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        James be fit?

    4. The Senate
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      De Gea
      Wan-Bissaka Tuanzebe Lindelof Telles
      Matic VDB
      Greenwood Bruno Amad
      Cavani

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        No chance Bruno is ever starting vs Leicester lol. He played near enough 90 mins on Thursday and the same again tonight and he's going to play against Liverpool. His rest has to come against Leicester.

    5. RECKLESS
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      De Gea
      Williams Axel Bailly Telles
      Van De beek Fred Bruno
      Greenwood Cavani Mata

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Not sure about Bruno and Greenwood, but the rest looks good.

    6. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Won't be many of these, a chance for Mata, Telles, William, Matic, De Beek etc to shine.

  13. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ridiculous. Never a red. Watkins should have had a penalty.

    1. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      looked like he was falling over before any potential contact. If he was a bit tougher he'd just run into the keeper! In a non related fantasy point I think they need to book players more for this.

  14. FPL_Motty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Does Watkins red mean he misses Everton or was it one of those likely to be overturned? Or is that only if its a straight red, I get confused

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Misses Everton back for Palace.

    2. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      only if straight red and don't think it would anyway.

  15. Perthite
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bamford to Watkins blew up in my face

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hello friend. Same here. Clearly this was the obvious outcome...

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      This x100

  16. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Considering the table I wouldn’t the top priority be the Leicester game rather than the Liverpool game for Man Utd?

    1. The Senate
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      priority is the UEFA cup

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Both now with the title race back on!

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Greenwood limping?

  18. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Watkins you fool. Sickening.

  19. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Terible FPL day. The worse this year.

    Every United player delivered besides the 2 I own Shaw and Henderson.

    Also Vieltman from no where didn't show up.

    Please give some words of comfort

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Watkins red on top of it

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Picking a defender and a GK though isn’f exactly going to yield the biggest points is it in a United team.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You own 3.

    4. Differentiator
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      this can only get better

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Please be true

  20. Muscout
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Another hit required to field 11 next week now thanks Watkins!!!

    1. Muscout
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Just realised he’s out for next DGW game, not too bad

  21. Shark Team
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Watkins gives Digne owners a free cs

  22. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Surely that Watkins RC gets overturned?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      0 chance

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No, YCs are never reviewed.

  23. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Greenwood - 3
    Fernandes - 2
    Cavani - 1

    As it stands.

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    By the way, congratulations on the Lingard brace for anyone who started him.

    1. MrZ
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He better be
      Choose him over Dallas

  25. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Damn it I was debating between Teke and Watkins

    Worse fpl day in my live for the last 12 years or so 🙁

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lmao

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Worst day?? How so??!

  26. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any chance AWB might get in the bonus??

  27. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Davis who I had outscoring Watkins. Omg

  28. jammie26
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Will be amazed if that Watkins 2nd yellow isn't overturned.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It can't be. Only reds are overturned

  29. RECKLESS
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Why did Psg let go of Cavani? Icardi barely an upgrade and Cavani works so hard with hus tracking back too

  30. Digital-Real
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    State of football this season when OGS is second and in the UEL final.